George Byrne

George Byrne is an internationally-recognized photographer based in Los Angeles. Byrne creates large-scale photographs that depict architectural surfaces and landscapes as painterly abstractions. Borrowing from the clean, vivid clarity of modernist painting, he also references the New Topographics photography movement via a subject matter firmly entrenched in the urban every day.

Byrne started photographing Los Angeles with a medium format camera in 2010. Byrne’s close-crop photos, often taken from the middle of the street, show careful attention to the geometric fragments of his urban surroundings revealed in subtle line and unexpected shadow which cut across pastel walled surfaces, and divide soft sky from gritty stucco, plastic and concrete. Byrne’s work encapsulates not only the spirit of his adopted city’s unique and diverse cityscape, but an aesthetic sensibility that has come to be ubiquitous with our globalized visual culture influenced by equal parts art history and Instagram.

George Byrne was born in Sydney, Australia in 1976 and graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2001. He has exhibited internationally in Italy, India, Australia, Los Angeles and New York. In 2010, Byrne relocated to Los Angeles, California where he continues to live and work today.

Recent Exhibition: Block Colour
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George Byrne - Gas Station, Route 66, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Santa Clarita, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Pink Awning with Yellow, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Corner Composition, Palm Springs, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Boyle Heights, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Peach Wall with Purple, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Transparent Billboard, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Temple St, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - New Order, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Green Sun with Yellow, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Echo Park, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - 99c Culver City, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - White Palm, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - 99c Silverlake, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - El Chavo, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Pink Desert, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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